Public Honors Programs: An Affordable Path To a Top-Notch Education

As a way to attract top students who might otherwise attend a private university, public universities across the country have been adding honors programs or distinct honors colleges. Such honors entities vary in structure, though they typically provide students with opportunities such as research, designated classes and a residential living component. In some instances, such as at the University of Arkansas, students receive scholarships that can cover most of their…

Is College Failing Us?

I have stumbled upon some disturbing stories recently on some of the higher education websites claiming that the college degree isn’t worth what it used to be. Without delay, I declare it absurd and resolve to avoid using the news outlets that report such information. However, I find a small part of me is captivated and wants to keep reading. My curiosity could take me down two separate, but equally dangerous paths. Option one – my research horrifies me and I start to resemble Edvard…

A Goodbye and a Welcome

Anyone who has called our office in the past six years has likely had the pleasure of hearing a chipper greeting of “Good morning. Thank you for calling Educational Advocates. This is Terri speaking.” That voice, of course, belongs to Terri Suico who joined Educational Advocates as an associate in October 2006. Looking back it is hard to believe that Terri’s initial role here was to exclusively provide administrative support. Terri did not mind doing support…

Summer Surfing Online: Fun and (Mostly) Educational Websites

While mindless web surfing can be very enjoyable, the internet isn’t just for funny pictures of cats or streaming episodes of your favorite television shows. If you are looking for a way to have fun and learn a little during your time online this summer, we have a new roundup of entertaining and informative websites for you to visit.

Cool Infographics: Infographics are all the rage right now, and for good reason. They provide a way of explaining complicated information …

SAT Test Dates for 2012-2013

The College Board has released the SAT test dates for 2012 – 2013. All of the dates (except for March 9, 2013) offer both the SAT and SAT Subject Tests :

  • October 6, 2012
  • November 3, 2012
  • December 1, 2012
  • January 26, 2013
  • March 9, 2013 (No Subject Tests offered)
  • May 4, 2013
  • June 1, 2013

Registration now is open for all test dates. To register or to find out information about the Subject Tests offered on each of the dates, visit the College Board website.

Also, be certain to read …

Summer Reading Recs from the Class of 2013

Around this time each year, news outlets and parents’ magazines start trumpeting summer reading as key to maintaining students’ proficiency and academic performance, preventing the dreaded summer slide, and preparing students for standardized tests and colleges. While summer reading can help do all of these things, it also provides students with the chance to explore new books and read for fun. To help you stock your To Be Read pile this summer, we are featuring…

Class of 2012 College List

Congratulations to Educational Advocates’ clients from the class of 2012 who will be attending the following colleges next year (or following a gap year):

  • The University of Arizona
  • Bates College
  • Boston University
  • Bowdoin College
  • Case Western Reserve University (3)
  • Champlain College
  • University of Colorado at Boulder (2)
  • Columbia University
  • Curry College
  • Dickinson College (2)
  • Emerson College
  • The George Washington University
  • Hamilton College
  • Hampshire College

How to Write a Resume, Part II: Looks Count

In an earlier article, we examined the role of the resume as well as the general things you need to include on it. However, once you’ve perfected your job descriptions and settled on organization, you need to move to the next level, namely making your resume’s appearance as professional and polished as its content. Before dropping off your resume (or sending it out via email), here are some tips to help you and it make a good first impression.

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University of Miami

Students at University of Miami are spirited. I happened to be on campus one recent Friday evening when an all-campus athletic competition was about to take place. Each dorm had a co-ed team represented as did campus commuters. Students wore team colors, sported custom designed t-shirts, and some even carried replicas of the Olympic torch.

The campus is quite pretty and is located in Coral Gables which has many shops, restaurants and places to listen to music. Some of the notable…

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